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14 May 2021

It’s been good this week to see sports fixtures returning to the calendar giving students the opportunity to take part in activities that help their physical, social and personal development and to have fun.

On Wednesday Mr Carpenter took Year 7 students to Brickfields to take part in the Plymouth Super 8 Athletics Championships.

Here are some images from the competition.

Mr Carpener said the sprinters did really well and got the day started.

Students took to the sky in the long jump and high jump.

Performances continued in the 300m and the 800m.

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The results are in and Mr Carpenter has confirmed the DHSB and PHSG mixed team came first at the Super 8 Athletics.

He said, "Well done to them, to all who took part and to the organisers. Thank you."

Engineering Development Trust Project

Mr Morris has been running an EDT (Engineering Development Trust) project with six Year 12 students this year and has just received confirmation that all six students have graduated as Industrial Cadets at Gold Level.

Very well done to Tom Jones, Elizabeth Sandle, Samuel Hill, Samuel Goulden, Isobel Jackson and Morgan Burnard.

This is what Isobel Jackson said about the award.

To achieve the Gold Industrial Cadet award, we were tasked with working under the mentorship of engineers from Date Palm Developments for 16 weeks to help create a product that would help to decrease the overall carbon footprint of the company.

The lockdown we endured in the process meant organisation was more important than ever, so we all worked to our strengths and as a result produced a 40 page report and a presentation, ready to be shown in a live video call to a panel of engineers.

I think I can speak for everyone on the team when I say we all thoroughly enjoyed the process and seeing the final design come together at the end was very exciting.

Isobel Jackson

Bronze Arts Award

We are delighted to announce that eight students in Years 8 to 11 have received their Bronze Arts Award this week. To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log or portfolio of their experiences of:

  • developing their interests, knowledge and skills through actively participating in any art form

  • experience of at least one arts event/experience as an audience member and their review of that event/experience

  • researching the career and work of an artist or craftsperson that inspires them

  • experience of passing on an arts skill

The cast committed 60 hours to gain the award, most of which was during the half term holiday in October 2019 when an exciting ‘Play in a Week’ was produced at DHSB. The script, called Journey to Devonport, was created and performed by a group of 14 young people who live in the PL1 or PL2 area and attend DHSB, Marlborough Primary or High Street Primary. They were supported by a director and a writer from Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Following that, the group discovered more about the industry on a tour of the TR2 facility in Cattedown as well as enjoying the Nativity show in the main theatre and completing their logs back at school.

We are delighted that they have received these awards in recognition of their experience in the arts.

Congratulations to David Jones 11N, Rudi Gibbs 10C, Billy Carlton 10N, Fabien Matei 10E, Alfie Godfree 9S, Aneurin Ballantine 9S, Caleb Caleshu 8P, Jonathan Bautz 8E.

Ms Nally

Images from the 'Play in A Week'

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Well done to the four Year 9 ⁦teams who completed their assessed expedition last weekend.

Mr Huq said that although students are not camping this year the teams still have to carry a tent as well as be able to pitch it and pack it away.

He added that it was another good day for the students doing their biking Silver expedition practice last weekend.